Political analysts have billed the August 9 presidential election as one of the most competitive in Kenya’s history pitting President Uhuru’s favorite candidate Raila Odinga against outgoing Deputy President William Ruto.
Raila, codenamed as the godfather of opposition politics will be seeking to succeed President Uhuru on an Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party ticket while his arch-rival William Ruto will be vying on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket.
UDA is a constituent party under the Kenya Kwanza alliance led by Deputy President William Ruto.
With barely one and a half months to the polls, confusion appears to have rocked DP Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza political formation as some of the key politicians and allies drum up support for his main challenger Raila Odinga.
It has since been established that the confusion has been fueled by political rivalry and supremacy battles within the Kenya Kwanza alliance.
For instance, Samburu Governor Moses Lenolkulal who in April 2022 joined William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance has been openly campaigning for Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition team.
Lenolkulal has been heard openly campaigning for Samburu gubernatorial candidate Richard Lesiyampe and senatorial hopeful Henry Lengolos who are both allied to Raila Odinga.
“Are you ready for the August 9 General Election? Then vote in Lesiyampe and Henry Lengolos as your next governor and senator,” Governor Lenolkulal said during his development tour in Achers, Samburu East.
This comes just days after former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo was captured on video drumming up support for former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
The agitated Kabogo, who was speaking in Thika Constituency on Thursday, June 16, urged residents to consider voting for Raila Odinga as president.
“I am calling on Raila Odinga supporters, when voting for Raila Odinga as President, also vote for William Kabogo as Governor,” he said.